Antigone: Modern Take on a Greek ClassicJanet
Earlier this month our Year 13 Performing Arts students staged a production of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Antigone, in the school’s Studio Theatre. Antigone is the 3rd instalment in the Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles and centres around the 2 main characters – Antigone and Creon and the decisions they both make which lead to tragic consequences. The play explores moral issues which still have relevance today, including pride, power, loyalty and civil disobedience.
Having spent last term studying the classic Greek text of Antigone and analsying the conventions of Greek theatre, as part of their course work, students were required to recreate a classical text with a contemproary theatrical repertoire. They chose to apply the work of Frantic Assembly, a physical theatre company who produce brave and bold theatre for audiences across the globe. Students chose Frantic Assembly because their work is about ‘telling stories in a voice we don’t always hear and finding talent in places we don’t always look’ – an ethos the entire Performing Arts team at Malton very much shares.
Our congratulations to all the Year 13 students who took part in the show for such an exciting and stimulating performance – the Drama team are very proud of you!